May 23, 2018
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
During the last fifty years, she has appeared occasionally in the Archie universe as a student at Riverdale High, generally in stories where she tries to use her magic to help one of the gang, with disastrous consequences. But magic doesn't fit in well with the usual naturalistic Riverdale, so Sabrina appears most often in completely separate stories, living in an unnamed town (later called Greendale) with her own supporting cast: her aunts Hilda and Zelda, an older cousin Ambrose, and her doofus boyfriend Harvey. Her cat Salem is sometimes just a cat, sometimes a familiar with magical powers of his own.
1. From 1971 to 1983, in conjuction with the tv cartoon Sabrina and the Groovy Ghoulies (a pack of Universal Studios monsters)
2. From 1997 to 1999, in conjunction with the TGIF tv series starring Melissa Joan Hart (who appeared on several covers).
3. From 2003 to 2009, in conjunction with a new animated series.
So is being a witch a religion or an ethnicity?
Heterosexual romances abound, but there are no gay characters -- although Cousin Ambrose comes across as a bit fey, and head witch Aleister Crowley is criticized for breaking the Satanic Bible's rule against men lying with men.
Nor is there any beefcake. There are nude females everywhere in boob-heavy detail, but no men with their shirts off, ever. Not even Harvey, who in this rendition is a football-captain-mega-hunk rather than a nebbish.
So I don't hold out a lot of hope for the Chilling Adventures tv series premiering in 2018. It will be set in modern times, a cognate to Riverdale.
Ross Lynch (top photo) has signed on to play Harvey. He always looks good naked, but will he be allowed to fumble with a button on the show?
See also: Riverdale